2019-09-19

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Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11 – (Reuters)
Huawei [HWT.UL] directly challenged Apple’s new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google services.

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster – (Associated Press)
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear…

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting her stamp on the health care issue that worries consumers the most, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on…

BMW CFO wants to cut 5,000-6,000 jobs by 2022: Manager Magazin – (Reuters)
BMW’s finance chief Nicolas Peter wants to cut between 5,000 and 6,000 jobs by 2022, mostly at the carmaker’s Munich headquarters, a German magazine reported on Thursday.

Trudeau faces third revelation of racist conduct – (BBC News)
Canada’s PM apologised on Wednesday for two incidents in which he donned brown and black make-up.

Shares inch higher after Fed cut; BOJ, SNB, BoE keep powder dry – (Reuters)
World share markets and bond yields nudged modestly higher on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve’s second interest rate cut of the year and promises of support from other top central banks kept global recession jitters at bay.

Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau – (Associated Press)
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday after a yearbook photo surfaced of him in brownface at a 2001 costume party and two other…

Pompeo says U.S. wants peaceful resolution after attacks on Aramco facilities – (Reuters)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States was building a coalition to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities but it wanted a peaceful resolution.

U.S., Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences – (Reuters)
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday, as the world’s two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade…

The Socialist Plan to Radicalize Big Labor – (The New York Times)
Allegations of spying, subterfuge and“red-baiting” as the left battles over institutions at the heart of the Democratic Party.

‘It’s bad’: Water rescues begin as Imelda soaks east Texas – (Associated Press)
HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of…

Ex-Tepco bosses cleared over Fukushima nuclear disaster – (Reuters)
A Tokyo court cleared on Thursday three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives of negligence for the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the only criminal case to arise out of the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

10 Things to Know for Today – (Associated Press)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. IRAN DIPLOMAT ISSUES STARK WARNINGMohammad Javad Zarif warns that any attack…

The young face of a brutal war – (BBC News)
The BBC spent a month in one of Afghanistan’s busiest hospitals in the southern city of Kandahar.

Government watchdog to testify about alleged Trump ‘promise’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s intelligence watchdog is set to testify Thursday in a closed session before the House intelligence committee about the handling of a whistleblower…

Russia urges Gulf countries to start talks to defuse tensions: Ifax – (Reuters)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged all countries in the Gulf to sit down for talks to defuse tensions following an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, the Interfax news agency reported.

Israeli leader invites rival to join in unity government – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was…

Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack – (Associated Press)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat said Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,”…

Palace ‘displeasure’ at Cameron’s Queen comments – (BBC News)
The ex-PM says he asked the Queen to “raise an eyebrow” over the Scottish independence vote in 2014.

Masseur who accused Kevin Spacey dies – (BBC News)
The anonymous man had sued the actor for sexual battery and assault, among other things.

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From various sources

Liberman: Netanyahu seeking to blame me, Gantz for failure to form govt. – (The Jerusalem Post)
Yisrael Beytenu leader again calls for Netanyahu and Gantz to form national unity govt with him and without ultra-Orthodox and religious-Zionist parties.

Iran’s Zarif: Result of any strike against Tehran would be ‘all out war’ – (The Jerusalem Post)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the attack was an act of war against the Saudis.

We Know What Kind Of Bride You’ll Be Based On Your Wedding Preferences – (Buzzfeed)
Bridezilla, is that you?

12 Essential Halloween Specials You NEED To Watch This October – (Buzzfeed)
These are truly the best!

Beyoncé Finally Has A Waxwork That’s Not Disrespectful And Fans Are So Happy – (Buzzfeed)
“FINALLY!!!!” — every Beyoncé fan in the world right now.

Match Preview Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 5th Match 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read and watch preview for 5th Match 2019, Afghanistan tour of Bangladesh 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Pro Rata – (Axios)
Insider views on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity and M&A, by Dan Primack. Weekday mornings

Recent Match Report – India A vs South Africa A 2nd unofficial Test 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com – (ESPN Cric Info)
Read the detailed Reports & Articles of India A vs South Africa A 2nd unofficial Test 2019, South Africa A tour of India 2019 only on ESPNcricinfo.com

Iran warns of ‘all-out war’ if Saudis, U.S. strike over oil industry attack | CBC News – (CBC News)
Iran’s foreign minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war.”

19 Things Men Did That Their Wives Surprisingly Overlooked During Their Dating Phase – (Buzzfeed)
“He locked my hand on his butt and loudly farted. We’ve been married for 13 years now.”

Peter Beardsley punished by FA after being found guilty of racist language – (Mirror)
The former Newcastle United Under-23 coach has been suspended from all football activity for eight months after an FA disciplinary hearing

Jeff Bezos pledges that Amazon will swiftly combat climate change – (The Verge)
Jeff Bezos announced a climate pledge from his company Amazon. Amazon will meet the emission-reduction goals of the Paris Accords 10 years early, measure and report emissions on a regular basis, implement decarbonization strategies, and offset remaining emiss…

“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees”: Schumer on Beto’s assault weapon buybacks – (Axios)
O’Rourke has made gun control central to his campaign.

How the Trump-California auto emissions fight captures the essence of 2019 – (Axios)
It’s messy on K Street, it’s political and cultural, and it’s on Trump’s phone.

Tommy Shelby has nightmares about his enemies in <em>Peaky Blinders</em> season 5 trailer – (Entertainment Weekly)
Cillian Murphy returns in ‘Peaky Blinders’ season 5 on Oct. 4 — watch the new trailer.

A new Hollister store is coming to Herald Square in New York as the retailer thinks smaller – (CNBC)
A new Hollister store is coming later this month to New York, right down the block from Macy’s, Target and Victoria’s Secret in the busy Herald Square shopping district.

Minkah Fitzpatrick: ‘Anchor me down’ at one position – (NFL News)
All Minkah Fitzpatrick has wanted is to play one primary position. A trade to the Steelers should provide that opportunity. The young DB is slated to be used exclusively as a free safety in his Pittsburgh debut.

Huawei hails own apps in Mate 30 challenge to iPhone 11 – (Reuters)
Huawei [HWT.UL] directly challenged Apple’s new iPhone 11 with its new Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday, highlighting its own apps brand while sidestepping the critical issue of access to Google services.

Samantha Cameron texted Sarah Vine after reading her ‘beautifully’ written article in the Daily Mail – (Daily Mail)
David and Samantha Cameron appeared on This Morning with Philip and Holly. The former PM’s wife admitted she had ‘a few rollies’ and a beer while packing up after his resignation.

Ginkgo Bioworks’ dev shop for genetic programming is now worth $4 billion – (TechCrunch)
Ginkgo Bioworks is now worth $4 billion after a $290 million capital infusion that will give the company the cash to dramatically expand its developer shop for genetic programming. The Boston-based company is one of a handful of U.S.-based early-stage compani…

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All about Trump

How the Trump-California auto emissions fight captures the essence of 2019 – (Axios)
It’s messy on K Street, it’s political and cultural, and it’s on Trump’s phone.

Trump’s ‘troubling’ promise to foreign leader prompts House panel briefing – live – (Google News)
Intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson to appear in closed-door briefing on whistleblower complaint

Melania Trump attends the re-opening ceremony of the Washington Monument – (Fox News)

Trump’s national security team to meet again to plot course on Iran – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s national security team was expected to meet again Thursday to consider options for responding to an attack on Saudi oil facilities, according to senior administration officials, but there is growing doubt Trump will authorize a milita…

Dow Teeters After Fed Quietly Shades Trump – CCN.com – (Crypto Coins News)
The Dow remained volatile as Wall Street mulled the Federal Reserve’s second rate cut – and some spicy comments from Jerome Powell.

Trump Administration Covering Up His Disturbing Offer to Foreign Leader – (New York Magazine)
What about his phone calls?

Whistleblower Complaint Involves Trump Communication With Foreign Leader – (The Wall Street Journal)
Details emerge of complaint that led to standoff between intelligence director and Democrats

The latest on the Trump whistleblower mystery – CNNPolitics – (CNN)
A communication between President Trump and a foreign leader prompted a whistleblower complaint. Follow here for the latest.

Government watchdog to testify about alleged Trump ‘promise’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s intelligence watchdog is set to testify Thursday in a closed session before the House intelligence committee about the handling of a whistleblower…

Modi, Trump may reference ‘mini-deal’ on trade at Houston event – (The Hindu)
Industry insiders said any trade agreement at this point will be welcomed in both Washington and New Delhi.

As Trump weighs options, Iranian official warns of ‘all-out war’ if US or Saudi Arabia attacks – (USA Today)
Javad Zarif’s remarks come as the Trump administration weighs options to respond to drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.

Exclusive: President Trump talks to Fox News’ Ed Henry at the southern border – (Fox News)
President Trump expresses disappointment in the fed rate cut, talks Iran sanctions and new wall being built at the border in California.

Democrats seek details of whistleblower complaint about Trump’s talk with foreign leader – (USA Today)
The Donald Trump administration is blocking release of a whistleblower’s complaint about the president and an unnamed foreign leader.

What are Trump’s options on Iran? – (BBC News)
The US president has already ordered more sanctions but what else could he do, asks Jonathan Marcus.

Trump Threatens California’s Role as a Clean-Air Pioneer – (Wired)
From the catalytic converter to electric vehicles, the Golden State has pushed automakers to build cleaner cars.

Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’ – (ABC News)
Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Trump communication reportedly at center of whistleblower complaint – (NBC News)
The whistleblower complaint was filed by an intelligence officer after a phone call President Donald Trump had, according to an NBC source.

Trump is serious about US divorce from China – (Financial Times)
The rest of the world will be pressured to make a choice between Washington and Beijing

Iran warns against war as U.S. and Saudi weigh response to oil attack – (Reuters)
Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.

Trump news – live: President under pressure over secret ‘promise’ to foreign leader amid scramble to downplay impeachment process – (Independent)
Follow the latest updates from Washington

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